On Sunday afternoon our furnace thermostat went out; and in our small town there is not a furnace repairman to be had on a Sunday evening. I knew we were in for a cold night as the temps outside hovered just above zero degrees. So, I was pulling out all of the wool coverings I could find. There is nothing like wool blankets for warmth.
Among them is this granny square afghan that belonged to my grandmother. Neither she nor my great-grandmother crocheted, so it must have been a gift; or perhaps since my grandfather repaired sewing machines, a barter.
I know that it dates from at least the 1940s because I remember napping under it as a child. It is made from all wool yarn scraps; as opposed to the granny square items made in the 1970s which were primarily acrylic or polyester.
Whoever made it was a master as the tension and each stitch is perfect. I love the red border around it.
The afghan is large and contains 168 granny squares.
With the afghan and the wool blankets made years ago from my family's sheep, we stayed quite toasty! The furnace repairman had the thermostat fixed by 9:00 Monday morning.
Hope you are staying warm.
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Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
So Much Better with Age for Give Me the Goods Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop Tuesday
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